Earn a PHR Certification

Completing our professional human resources (PHR®) certification program solidifies your credibility as an HR professional. 

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7 Weeks

Program Length

HRCI

Issuing Authority

What does it mean to earn your PHR certification?

Completing our professional human resources (PHR®) certification program solidifies your credibility as an HR professional. This certification, which is valid for 3 years after passing your exam, is offered through HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and is an industry-preferred certification. This certification demonstrates your mastery of the field, particularly the technical and operational aspects of HR management. 

PHR Certification Outcomes

This certification ensures individuals can:

  • Are able to use information about an organization in order to help with decision making and avoid risk
  • Understand how to attract and retain talent while following all federal laws related to the hiring process
  • Have knowledge in order to implement and evaluate an organization’s learning and development activities
  • Can handle managing and implementing compensation and benefit programs and ensure they comply with federal laws
  • Understand and can manage/monitor any legally compliant programs that employees may experience throughout their lifetime at the company 

To be eligible for the exam, you must meet one of the following conditions for education/experience:

  • At least 1 year of experience in a professional-level HR position alongside a master’s degree or higher
  • At least 2 years of experience in a professional-level HR position alongside a bachelor’s degree
  • At least 4 years of experience in a professional-level HR position

Overview of the Issuing Authority

For over 45 years, the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) has been the premier provider of HR certifications that help HR professionals and those interested in the field prove their knowledge and credibility. They are dedicated to advancing the HR profession and providing world-class learning. 

Why Greensboro?

Greensboro College provides the highest quality training in order to best serve students and surrounding communities. Our specialized career training programs provide up-to-date and in-demand skills preparation and certification, ensuring that everyone who completes our programs is of the highest caliber.

Suzanne Suddarth, director of The Center for Innovation and Workforce Development at Greensboro College

If you have questions about our aPHR™ program or wish to register, please contact Suzanne Suddarth, MA., director of the Center for Innovation and Workforce Development at Greensboro College.

336-272-7102, ext. 5760

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